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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $240,100)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Saginaw County, the city of Saginaw, and the charter townships of Buena Vista and Saginaw will use their JAG award to sustain, support, and enhance law enforcement operations and service delivery systems in the county. Saginaw County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to retain one deputy position in the sheriff's office and purchase portable signage for traffic enforcement and emergencies. The city of Saginaw will use its portion to purchase two police cruisers, provide training to officers, support the police department's use of the countywide data/records information sharing network, and provide overtime for their officers' involvement in the Saginaw arson watch collaborative and narcotics interdiction initiatives. Saginaw Charter Township will use their share to support their citizens' police academy. Buena Vista Charter Township will use grant funds for law enforcement equipment and overtime for narcotics enforcement.


Date Created: August 18, 2009